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“Awesome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Francine Bistro

Francine Bistro
55 Chestnut St, Camden, ME 04843-2211
207-230-0083
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Ranked #11 of 42 Restaurants in Camden
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had to wait an hour for a table (on a Wednesday) so you might want to make a reservation ahead of time
We had appetizers "corn soup with chanterelles" really good
And a special "papadom with spicy crab ",was really good too
For entrees we had lobster and halibut ,they were very tasty ,they did put a lot of different veggies and spices on top of both but the flavors blended together really well
Dessert was good too ,berries are in season and they had mascarpone with berries and honey ( just need to try it :))

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  • English first
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English first
Florence, Italy
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Simply the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We didn't book, but it was quite early and luckily they were able to find a table for us in the nice space outside.
We had Pemaquid oysters, rosted halibut, lobster and we liked them all as all the dishes were combining different tastes in a great way (oyster included as they were cooked with herbes). But mussels are our favorite! they are the best I've ever had.

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Campton, New Hampshire
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Amazing find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Amazing little place! We saw it from the road while trying to find a parking spot, and man are we glad we did. Fantastic. Wonderful cozy atmosphere, great, friendly service, and the food was off the charts. Highly recommend.

Visited August 2014
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Quincy MA
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Busy, buzzing, delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This small and very busy restaurant looks like a private home, until one notices the sign and the white Christmas lights in the windows. The sweet corn soup with its fresh, herby pistou is the perfect summer soup. The short short ribs with peanuts and salted caramel sauce are an innovating and mouth-watering combination. The bustle and chatter from all around made us feel as though we were in a popular city restaurant rather than in the quaint village of Camden.

Visited August 2014
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Humble
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Go early and enjoy the quaint patio seating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a great experience. Arrived around 5pm as we did not have a reservation and snagged a patio table. Enjoyed the breeze and it was fairly quiet which we like. We shared the specialty steak with frittes and I wish I had ordered my own. Still craving the favorful sauce. It was a 12 minute walk from Hawthorn Inn B&B.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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